blackpeopleloveus.com A very amusing piece of satire. Especially notable were the number of folks in the “letters” section who simply didn’t get it. Also, the social question raised in press about this site — can white people write socially aware satire about race issues without being branded racists?
Spanish Subject Pronouns and Cultural Identity Linguists are studying the way Spanish speakers in New York City use subject pronouns in an effort to probe deeper issues of evolving language and cultural identity. How much can we learn about shifting cultural identity from whether someone is more likely to say nosotros cantamos or simply cantamos? […]
Kittery boy, 12, can wear religious T-shirt to school “A 12-year-old Kittery student is allowed to wear a shirt in school again after a middle school principal had previously sent him home, allegedly calling the shirt ‘illegal.’” Nice. The American Civil Liberties Union in Maine says the principal acted within in his rights, because a […]
Thoughts from a rescued winter hiker The Telegraph wrote: “Several unnerving thoughts passed through Daniel Cashman’s mind as he sat alone, lost and cold on an unforgiving mountainside. He reflected on his funeral. He wondered whether his wife would discard his coffee cup once he died.” Makes you think.